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“Amaizing place!”
Review of Trocadero Arena

Trocadero Arena
Ranked #130 of 1,398 Restaurants in Marbella
Price range: $56 - $61
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Welcome to Trocadero Arena, a welcoming place immersed in the essence of the Mediterranean, sand and sea combined with authentic colonial-style decor in our Lounge Area. You can relax in our Beach Club area, which is exclusively reserved for our customers, or enjoy our indoor halls.All of this is reflected in our top-quality fish or meat dishes accompanied by ecological produce which has been especially grown for us.You’ll get special service from the very moment you arrive with a car park equipped with a valet service to pick up your vehicle and hand it back to you when you leave our facilities.Enjoy our facilities to hold any kind of celebration or event with seating for up to 250 guests.
Marbella, Spain
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Amaizing place!”
Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

We had lunch yesterday there. Overall the place is so wonderful that you forget that they also cook there)) as the atmosphere is taking your mind away of routine and everyday problems!
We ordered selection of sashimi to start and paella with red prawns! I can only say that at the end of our stay there I was so happy that we spent half day there because of the sea front,food, service and restaurant itself! I felt really so relaxed and in a such a good mood! I decided to write this review to those who have some doubts! Even if you do not want to spend on lunch or dinner, you can come for a drink. They have plenty of lounge space for those who just want to be in a cosy place in a good company! But I bet you will stay for a meal then!)

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank ksenia_spain
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Digitmedia, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Trocadero Arena, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
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¡Muchísimas gracias por vuestro comentario tan positivo!
Nos alegramos de que disfrutaran de un día completo en Trocadero Arena, para nosotros es también un placer poder compartir nuestro espacio con vosotros, tanto para comida, como para una bebida y disfrutar del ambiente Trocadero.

Esperamos volver a verles pronto para disfrutar de un relajante día.
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“A forgettable experience”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

Trocadero was a disaster from start to finish, we were rushed to our table ordered our pre dinner drink it came after the starters arrived, no water, wine, bread offered. Main courses were staggered and all the food was cold. The restaurant was not busy and even though there were plenty of staff the service was terrible. We voiced our grievances with the duty manager and she was not apologetic, the bill was wrong and we were not even offered a drink in apology. I certainly will not go back and would advise you to keep your money and spend it in a more personable restaurant.

  • Visited September 2013
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Digitmedia, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Trocadero Arena, responded to this review, September 27, 2013
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Le agradecemos muchísimo que comparta su opinión.
Nos disculpamos ante usted si el servicio que recibió no fue de su agrado, no suele ser lo habitual en Trocadero Playa, por lo que tomamos nota para ver en qué hemos fallado y mejorar esos aspectos.
Lamentamos que su experiencia no fuera satisfactoria y esperamos que vuelva a nuestro restaurante para poder ofrecerle nuestro servicio de calidad.
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“Best experience on Costa del Sol”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

I have been coming to Marbella for 30 years and finally found somewhere which combines relaxed sophistication supported by quality food, subtle service and realistic prices. On top of this it is set on a beautiful tropical beach. Already booked to go back on Thursday!

  • Visited September 2013
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Digitmedia, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Trocadero Arena, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
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Muchas gracias por compartir su opinión.
Nos alegramos de que haya podido disfrutar de su comida en nuestro entorno.
¡Les esperamos de nuevo!
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“Another bad experience”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

This review unfortunately reflects many previous ones. Nice interior decor. Slow bar service. 10 people for lunch. 6 waiters on duty but really bad service. 2 plates wrong. Seared chunks of tuna already overcooked right through, and served on a charcoal grill as though they were chunks of beef! slow cooked Lamb en croute. Good presentation, but partially raw. Potatoes forgotten until reminded and eventually brought when more than half way through the meal. Waitress shouting from one end of the long table asking what wine I wanted. She was startled when I asked did she think it may be more elegant to come to my side and ask. reluctantly she moved to be opposite me obliging me to shout over the heads of facing guests.
Haphazard service by unmanaged poorly trained unhappy waiters.

Management is clearly the problem and although there are many complaints listed here, and apologies from the management, theres no improvement.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank David J
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Digitmedia, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Trocadero Arena, responded to this review, September 15, 2013
Thank you very much for sharing your opinion.

We regret that your experience with our service has not been entirely pleasant at this time of the year.
We take note of all the positive and negative comments to improve all the aspects that we discussed.
We hope that on another occasion, your visit would be much better than that tells us, we will strive to do so.
Thanks a lot.
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MADRID
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“Gourmet restaurant in Marbella”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

Trocadera is well-known for its cuisine and attracting celebrities as well as politicians. Its a large restaurant decorated in a rustic, colonial-inspired style with lots of natural elements, ideal for a romantic dinner, at least in July (not crowded). It has sunbeds on the beach and also a large outside dining and cocktail drinking lounge area. The food is delicious with fresh ingredients combined in a creative way and very friendly service. The bar area inside is quite large and offers very exquisite liquors (even Guatemalan rum Zacapa Centenario). Definitely worth a visit, but not if you are on a tight budget. Its not actually in Marbella bur rather on the outskirts, exit "Torre Real" on the 340 highway, Km 186. A large, beach-side parking area is available, but probably gets crowded during high season (August).

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank MadridMarco_polo
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Digitmedia, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Trocadero Arena, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Thank you very much for sharing your opinion.
We are greatly pleased that you enjoyed our food and our service and environment were to your liking.
I hope to see you again in Trocadero to enjoy another meal together
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